Sweet and Spicy Glazed Pork Cubes

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

This recipe is from the American Heart Association. It is really good with Calypso Rice. DH and DD really love it. I get lots of requests for this recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large skillet, heat vegetable oil over medium heat.
  2. Brown pork cubes for 6 to 8 minutes stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the onion and garlic, lower heat to medium-low and cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a simmer, lower heat and cook, covered, over low heat for 40 or 50 minutes till pork is tender.
  5. Uncover pan and cook over medium-high heat for 5 to 10 minutes, until juices have reduced to a thick glaze.
  6. Serve warm.
Most Helpful

I followed the recipe except for the peppers. I used cayenne instead of habanero. Even though we both liked this recipe I felt that it tasted slightly too orangy for my tastebuds.

jolenecaruana March 01, 2010

I made this to use up the habeneros a friend gave me. The flavors in this recipe are good, but next time, I would consider either the jalapeno or half of a habenero. Both DH and I like spicy food. I thought it was too hot. DH admitted that it was quite warm.

Scrivener1 October 08, 2009

What wonderful flavors! I only had to simmer the pork cubes for 25 minutes, but that might be due to the size of the cubes. I loved the combination of lime juice, brown sugar and peppers. Next time, I'm going to use two jalapenos and more lime juice for a hotter/tangier taste, but we like all of our food really spicy. I'm glad I tried this terrific recipe.

TasteTester September 15, 2009